As well as having some of the most striking scenery in the country, Sapa is home to a great diversity of ethnic minority people. It is likely that Sapa was first inhabited by highland minorities of the H’mong and Dzao who were later joined by the Tay, Zay, and a small number of Xa Pho. This Adventure Sapa 3 days 2 nights will take you to the small traditional villages scattered amongst the mountains and rice paddies on an unforgettable cultural discovery.
Sapa: Q Hotel ***
Muong Hoa Valley: Homestay
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
• A/C transfer.
• Accommodation at homestay/ hotel.
• Experienced English speaking guide.
• Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner).
• All sightseeing tickets and travel permits.
• No extra charge after confirmation.
• 24/7 hotline support guaranteed.
TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:
• Personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
• Travel insurance.
• International & domestic flights and taxes.
• Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc…
WHAT TO TAKE:
• Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
• It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
Day 1: Hanoi-Sapa
You will be picked up at 7:00 AM from your hotel in Hanoi for transferring to Sapa. Arrive in Sapa at around 12:30 PM where you will be met by your guide. Lunch in local restaureant before setting off at 1:30 PM to begin your trek through the magnificent mountains and local villages. The first leg of the trek is on the road, but you will soon branch off onto a small path which leads down into the valley. Here you can see the Muong Hoa River and visit the Black H’mong village of Cat Cat. It's located in the basin of the Muong Hoa Valley, near the stunning Cat Cat Waterfall. This is an age-old village of the H'Mong ethnic group which has retained the unique customs and practices that have been lost in many in other villages. Once you leave the crowds of Sapa, you'll be stunned by the beauty of the mountains, some of which stand at over 3000 m tall. The views of the bright sunshine illuminating the rice paddies H'Mong houses scattered in the valley are ones you will never forget. The Black H’mong are one of the largest minority groups in the Sapa area. They have their own language and wear traditional, handmade indigo blue clothing. After exploring Cat Cat Village, you will return to Sapa with time to visit Sapa daily market in the afternoon. You will have dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Sapa.- A 7-10 km trek.
Day 2-Trekking in Sapa
Today you will trek to rice paddy fields, flower valleys and Black Hmong villages, located in the mountains with amazing panoramic views. You will visit a local house to meet the villagers and discover their daily life. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will continue through the rice terrace fields to Ta Van Village of Zay people to discover their culture. This is the biggest valley and features most impressive rice terrace fields in the whole of Sapa. You will have dinner and spend the night in a homestay in Ta Van Village.
- A 15-17 km trek.
Day 3: Sapa-Hanoi
After breakfast, you will trek to Giang Ta Chai Village. You will meet some of the Red Dao community and learn about their lives here in the mountains before the car collects you to return to Sapa Town. You will stop for lunch at a restaurant and then have free time in the afternoon in Sapa until 15:00 when you will be driven back to back to Hanoi. You will arrive back in Hanoi at 20:30.
- A 7-10 km trek.